Maharashtra State BoardHSC Science (Electronics) 11th
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Write down the difference between LAN, MAN and WAN. - Information Technology

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Write down the difference between LAN, MAN and WAN.

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Solution

LAN (Local Area network)

  1. LAN Stands for Local Area Network
  2. A LAN is a network of connected devices that exist within a specific location.
  3. LANs may be found in homes, offices, educational institution, or other areas
  4. LAN is easy to setup.
  5. Data transmits at a very fast rate.

MAN (Metropolitan Area network)

  1. MAN stands for Metropolitan Area Network
  2. A public or private network used to connect various locations including suburbs in metropolitan cities.
  3. A MAN is a network, which covers an entire city, but uses LAN topology.
  4. MANs are formed by connecting multiple LANs
  5. Examples of a MAN are the cable TV network in a city

3) WAN (Wide Area network)

  1. WAN stands for Wide Area Network
  2. A WAN is any network that crosses metropolitan, regional, or national boundaries
  3. Most networking professionals define a WAN as any network that uses routers and public network links (for e.g. Telephone lines).
  4. Due to long distance transmission, the noise and errors are more in WAN.
  5. The best example of WAN is Internet.
Concept: Types of Computer Networks
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Balbharati Information Technology (IT) 11th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 1 Basics of Information Technology
Exercise | Q 9.5 | Page 19
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